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12The Daily Tar Heel Monday, October 3, 1988
From staff reports "
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. The
top-ranked North Carolina women's
soccer team set an NCAA record for
consecutive games without a loss on
Saturday with a 3-1 victory over
William and Mary.
The Tar Heels are 55-0-3 since their
last loss, in 1986, breaking the record
they set from 1983-1985.
UNC took a 1-0 lead against the
seventh-ranked Indians when senior
Wendy Gebauer took a pass from
Tar Heels Derek Misslmo (left) and
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By MIKE BERARDINO
AUBURN, Ala. The sign out
side the Red Roof Inn on the outskirts
of this football-crazed town read
The Battle Auburn vs. North
Brent Musburger himself has never
indulged in such blatant hyperbole.
As far as battles go, Saturday's
between the Tigers and the Tar Heels
was conducted in Ft. Sumter fashion
it was short, decisive and
Fourth-ranked Auburn scored on
its first four possessions to race out
to a 23-0 halftime lead, and the Tigers
changed the scoreboard four more
times in the second half to coast to
a 47-21 victory before 73,611 at
With the loss, UNC's seventh
consecutive dating back to last
season, North Carolina dropped to
0-4. This is the worst start by a Tar
Heel football team since 1967, when
Bill Dooley's first UNC squad got off
to an 0-5 start.
Auburn, the defending Southeast
ern Conference and Sugar Bowl
champions, improved to 4-0.
MAt this point in our program,
we're not ready to play Auburn," said
Mack Brown, UNC's first-year foot
ball coach. They are a tremendous
football team. I think of the four
teams we have played this year,
Auburn is the best football team that
That's quite a high compliment
coming from a coach whose team
opened up with games against South
Carolina and Oklahoma, the nation's
eighth- and lOth-ranked teams last
week, respectively. But the Tigers
earned Brown's plaudits Saturday,
displaying a remarkable degree of
dominance in every phase of the game
offense, defense and special teams.
Auburn quarterback Reggie Slack
was fabulous, hitting on 22 of 30
passes for 229 yards. On the ground,
the top Tigers were Stacy Danley
(eight rushes for 88 yards) and Henry
Love (14 carries for 69 yards).
All-American wide receiver Law
yer Tillman and first-string tailback
James Joseph missed the game with
hamstring pulls, but neither player's
soccer team slfoatfeirs y mi defeated
Birthe Hegstad and drilled a shot just
underneath the crossbar from eight
Hegstad racked up another assist
at 28:14 when she served the.ball into
the box for Julie Guarnotta, who then
deflected the ball past goalie Amy
McDowell, enabling Ava Hyatt to
tap the ball in from two yards out
for a 2-0 Tar Heel advantage.
In the second half, Shannon Hig
gins nailed a shot from 22 yards out
off yet another assist from Hegstad
Adam Tinkham speed towards the goal during Sunday's loss
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"At this point in our program, we are
not ready to play Auburn. They are a
tremendous football team. . . We' re
very, very physically beat up."
UNC football coach Mack Brown
absence was felt by the depth-laden
Nevertheless, Auburn coach Pat
Dye was able to find fault with his
squad, which just may end up playing
for a national championship come
"We're able to move the ball, and
we're making big plays, but we're still
not as disciplined as I would like,"
Dye said. "Maybe that is the nature
of our football team, I dont know.
We had an emotional game against
Tennessee last week, and we did not
play with a lot of emotion today."
Maybe that was because the Tigers
didnt need to. Auburn took the
opening kickoff and quickly marched
to the UNC 2-yard-line. On third and
goal from the 2, though, Tar Heel
linebacker Dwight Hollier knifed his
way into the Auburn backfield and
threw Love for a two-yard loss. Win
Lyle then booted a 21 -yard field goal
to make it 3-0, Tigers.
Hollier, a redshirt freshman, made
nine tackles. Sophomore linebacker
Bernard Timmons led the Tar Heels
with 14 stops.
UNC's first offensive series didn't
exactly go as planned. Quarterback
Jonathan Hall fumbled the first snap
from center Jeff Garnica, but the Tar
Heels got a break when James
Thompson recovered for a three-yard
loss. No matter, Hall rolled to his left
on the next play and fired a strike
over the middle to Auburn safety
Greg Staples, who returned the
interception 16 yards to the UNC 13.
Hall, making his second straight
start, had a rough afternoon all
around. He completed just 10 of 22
passes for 128 yards and one touch
down (a 24-yarder to Reggie Clark
late in the third quarter). Hall also
threw two interceptions and was
for North Carolina's last goal of the
At 66: 13, William and Mary's Jenn
Volgenan crossed the ball to Rebecca
Wakefield for a one-yard goal,
making the score 3-1, and UNC held
on to defeat the Indians and preserve
its remarkable undefeated streak.
A very pleased head coach Anson
Dorrance likened the performance to
UNC's game versus ACC foe N.C.
State, in which the Tar Heels and the
second-ranked Wolfpack fought to a
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The Tigers wasted no time follow
ing the pick-off, scoring immediately
on a reverse to wide receiver Alex
ander Wright, who took a handoff
from Danley and swept untouched
around right end to make it 10-0.
Auburn scored on its next posses
sion, too, with Love cutting back
against the UNC pursuit and waltzing
in from 1 1 yards out on the first play
of the second quarter. The normally
reliable Lyle blew the extra point,
though, leaving Auburn with a 16
Olead. After another three-and-out series
for the Tar Heels, Auburn raced 74
yards in just seven plays to go up 23
0 with 10:39 still remaining in the first
half. The capper hurt, too.
On fourth and one from the UNC
34, Dye called time out. Spurning a
Lyle field-goal attempt, the Tigers
then ran, believe it or not, another
reverse. This time it was senior
Freddy Weygand who did the honors, -flying
absolutely unfingered around
left end for the score.
That would be all the scoring in
the first half, but the margin could
have been worse. Lyle missed a 38
yard field goal on Auburn's next
possession and the Tigers moved into
UNC territory late in the quarter, but
ran out of time.
UNC's offense was outgained in
total yardage during the first half,
309-76. First downs were grossly in
Auburn's favor, too, 17-5.
"They're so physical in that thej
will not let you run the ball effec
tively," Brown said of the Tiger
defense. "You have a holding penalty
and you're backed up first-and-20 or
second-and-20 against them, youVe
got problems. They have such tre
mendous quickness and speed on
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"There is no question today is the
best game weVe played," Dorrance
said. "I was pleased with our rhythm
and play today. We had tremendous
variety, and our decisions were
excellent. We attacked in all sorts of
different ways. Our best games this
year have been N.C. State and the
first half of this game."
Both Higgins and Hyatt agreed
with their mentor.
"We needed to get together and get
By DAVE GLENN
Assistant Sports Editor
In a Sunday afternoon battle
matching the No. 2 team in the
country (Virginia) and the No. 7 team
in the ACC (UNC), the visiting
Cavaliers notched a methodical 2-0
men's soccer victory over the slump
ing Tar Heels at Fetzer Field.
The win improved the ACC
leading Cavaliers record to 8-2,
including 2-0-1 in the conference. The
Tar Heels dropped to 4-6-1 on the
season, 0-3 in ACC competition.
The Tar Heels were playing this
ACC contest under the direction of
assistant coach Elmar Bolowich.
Head coach Anson Dorrance was
serving a one-game suspension,
imposed by the UNC Department of
Athletics, for his postgame actions in
the Sept. 21 loss at Duke.
Also missing for the Tar Heels was
sweeper Donald Cogsville, second on
the team in scoring with 13 points,
who was still recovering from a
concussion suffered over 10 days ago
in that same Duke game.
You might also say the Tar Heels
were without sophomore forward
Derek Missimo, who was benched for
the final 25 minutes of the game.
"I took Derek out because I felt
he lacked the kind of intensity that
we needed out there," Bolowich said.
"I had no other choice but to put
another player into the game."
It was Virginia, which has out
scored opponents by a 19-3 margin
this year,-who controlled the game
in the first half. A consistently strong
defense and opportunistic play at the
offensive end of the field gave the
Cavs the early edge.
The Cavaliers scored what proved
to be the game-winner at 24:48 of the
first half, when a confused Tar Heel
defense allowed Virginia forward
John Maessner to break in alone on
Field hockey raps West Chester
By NEIL AMATO
Following a flat first half and a
vehement halftime speech by coach
Karen Shelton, the North Carolina
field hockey rebounded with a
stronger second stanza to defeat West
Chester University 2-0.
The Tar Heels, ranked second in
the nation at 7-1 , got both scores from
Julie Blaisse and Cathy Osmers near
the middle of the second half.
Blaisse's goal with 20:23 remaining ,
came after some nifty stick-handling
from Osmers. Osmers, a frosh from
Doylestown, Pa., sliced through the
Ram defense and dropped the ball
off to Blaisse, who stuck it in from
10 yards out.
Osmers' tally, her first collegiately,
came with 16:16 left in regulation.
Blaisse, a junior from The Nether
lands, made a perfect pass from a free
hit to Osmers, who was streaking in
from the right wing. Osmers then
dribbled past West Chester goal
keeper Shelley Stevens to the left side
and backhanded a shot into the
But Osmers' goal was of greater
importance than just giving the Tar
Heels a 2-0 advantage.
"West Chester's near her (Osmers')
hometown and she sort of knew the
coach," Shelton said with a smile.
"This was a big game for her."
North Carolina could have easily
added to its lead minutes later when
Blaisse sent another excellent pass to
junior Kathy Staley. Staley ripped a
shot to the left side that narrowly
missed the far post.
West Chester had the first scoring
chance in the second period when
Angie Cygan launched a sizzler to the
left of UNC Tceeper Evelien Spec
Spee lunged to deflect the ball and
the rhythm, and this was the best
rhythm we've had all year," Hyatt
said. "We came out with a lot of
intensity to prove to William and
Mary that we would beat them."..
Added Higgins: "It feels great to
beat the streak, but more importantly
we didn't lose. We played well and
weVe started to come on since the
N.C. State game. Mostly weVe picked
up on our intensity. When our
intensity picked up, we showed we
can play even better.
UNC goaltender Herb Sherry.
Maessner took a perfect lead pass
from midfielder Richie Williams,
dribbled in on the defenseless Sherry
and knocked a low liner past the
diving goalie into the left corner of
On the play, only one UNC player
midfielder John Cocking was
within 10 yards of the charging
Maessner. Sherry, a redshirt fresh
man making his fourth consecutive
start for the Tar Heels, had little
chance for a save. The poor defensive
play did not go unnoticed by the. UNC
"Our inexperience in the back
really showed on that play," Bolowich
said. "We cant afford to give up those
kinds of chances if we are going to
be a winning team." ,
Bolowich added that UNC's prob
lems in the backfield were magnified
by the impressive play of Virginia's
"(The Cavaliers) probably have the
best defense in the country and they
really showed it today," he said.
"They do a solid job back there and
they don't leave you many chances.
They have two guys back there who
played for the U.S. National Team
last year (sophomore Jeff Agoos and
freshman goaltender Tony Meola),
and they add great young talent to
That is not to say the Tar Heels
did not have their chances to score,
though. With 8:10 remaining in the
first half, UNC's' Tommy Nicholson
took a pass from Marc Buffin in front
of the net, but headed the ball directly
at Meola from 16 yards out. It was
the Virginia goalie's first save of the
day, but he came up big five times
in the second half to hold off the
revitalized Tar Heels.
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UNC's Julie Blaisse races for the ball during Saturday's 2-0 win
then hurried to poke it away. there once again, clearing away a pass
After a shot by Blaisse sailed high meant for. the oncoming Lori Cris
and wide, the Rams came back with
another scoring threat. Spee was See FIELD HOCKEY page 8
"We are fighters."
The match with William and Mary
was North Carolina's 32nd against a
Top 20 team during the 58-game
stre,ak, and the Tar Heels have gone
30-0-2 against the stiff opposition.
UNC has outscored the ranked
competition 91-15, and the overall
opposition by a whopping 236-17.
It's a streak which Dorrance says
has been perpetuated by a drive to
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controlled play for most of the second
half, but couldn't find the net behind
Meola. At the 58:50 mark UNC's
John Cocking took a perfect throw
in from Richard Wachsmari, but once
again the headed ball went right at
Meola from close range.
Just six minutes later, Wabhsman
set up Tommy Nicholson right in
front of the net. But Nicholson's blast
from eight yards out hit the stunned
goaltender's chest before he had a
chance to react, and the rebound was
cleared, leaving the Tar Heels a goal
behind at 1-0.
Virginia put the game out of reach
with 16:43 remaining when a Drew
Fallon pass from the right wing hit
teammate Kris Kelderman in front of
the net. Kelderman wasted no time,
as he nailed a shot from 15 yards out
off the right post and into the net
behind a diving Sherry.
The goal took the energy out of
the Tar Heels' second half comeback
hopes, and neither team had a good
scoring chance for the remaining 15
minutes of play.
UNC midfielder Dino Megaloudis
said Virginia's second goal was
typical of its style of play.
"They play pretty conservatively
and they just sit back and wait for
their chances to score," Megaloudis
said. "There is nothing they do that
is really outstanding, but they seem
to make the most of the chances they
do get during the game."
Bolowich said Virginia's offensive
efficiency was the key difference in
the match. ' '
"They had only one chance in the
entire second half and they put it in,"
Bolowich said. "We had 10 chances
and we couldn't put one in the net.
We had some shots from close range
today that we must start putting in
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